Now that we have had a few days to digest the details of Friday's horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut, it is natural for the rest of the country to say to themselves, "What can we do?" We have always been a nation that steps up in the time of need, and I am certain this event will be no exception.
The Huffington Post wrote an article that gave three excellent nonprofit options for those interested in helping the community of Newtown. There will be years of grief counseling for the adults and children associated with this unspeakable event, and nonprofits are dependent upon donations to sustain their services. I am listing below the websites and a little information on each. Donations can be made online or by check. As always, there are no amounts too small so give in any way you can. And, feel free to pass along this information to friends and family.
Newtown Youth and Family Services:
This is a nonprofit mental and health clinic. All donations will benefit the families and community of Newtown.
Donations can be sent to the website at newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org
or by check to:
Newtown Youth and Family Services
15 Berkshire Road
Sandy Hook, Ct 06482
Newtown Parent Connection:
This nonprofit was established by Dorrie Carolan and Donna DeLuca in 1993 and serves the community of Newtown at times of family crisis. Their mission is to "educate, empower, and embrace." All donations will go to support bereavement counseling.
Donations can be sent to www.newtownparentconnection.org or by check to:
Newtown Parent Connection
P.O. Box 187
Newtown, CT 06470
The American Red Cross:
As always the Red Cross is an organization that provides aid at a time of crisis and this event was no different. They provided food, water, and initial grief counseling at the scene, as well as medical support to the Danbury Hospital.
Donations can be made to www.redcross.org/charitable-donations